Material: Mild steel with brass accents
Descripion: The Romans knew their strengths and their weaknesses. Roman soldiers made great infantry, but lacked skills as cavalry or archers. As a result they looked to the Auxillia to fill these needs. Recruiting non citizen soldiers from the fringes of the empire, cavalry from Gaul and Germania and archers from Crete or Syria, among others. In many cases the Auxillia were not ''Romanised'' at all and were allowed to fight in thier native styles with their traditional equipment. This Roman Auxiliary Archer Helmet serves as a great example of this. The Near Eastern styling hints to the origin of the Syrian archers in Roman service.